Term: Sodium Chloride [NaCl]

sodium chloride in organic spirulina cultivation

Sodium chloride is your simple table salt with the chemical formula NaCl. Sodium chloride is the salt most responsible for the salinity of seawater and of the extracellular fluid of many multicellular organisms. It is also commonly found in underground rock formations in the form of edible or table salt. Overall, NaCl is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth and an essential nutrient for many animals and plants.

Large quantities of NaCl are used in many industrial processes, and it is a major source of sodium and chlorine compounds used as feedstocks for further chemical syntheses. A second major application of sodium chloride is de-icing of roadways in sub-freezing weather. In addition, it is commonly used as a condiment and food preservative, which indicates it as safe to use in organic spirulina nutrient feeds.

NaCI is used in popular spirulina cultivation formulas like the 1960’s NASA formula, the “Delhi Mix” (modified Zarouck Formula) and the “best” formula from 2014.

Where to Get Sodium Chloride NaCI

You can find sodium chloride in many local shop, but it may be worth looking online if you want to get a better price. Here are a few options:

Lab-Grade Sodium Chloride Crystals, 500g - The Curated Chemical Collection
Lab-Grade Sodium Chloride Crystals, 500g – The Curated Chemical Collection
Sodium Chloride, Crystals, ACS, 99+%, 1kg
Sodium Chloride, Crystals, ACS, 99+%, 1kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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